The twin cities of Minneapolis / St. Paul are hosting the Republican National Convention this summer, but they are having a big problem. They can’t find enough volunteers to work at the convention. In response, they are putting out the word that party affiliation is not important. “This is not about being partisan; it’s about putting our [Minnesota’s] best foot forward.”
Unanswered is the question of whether you can wear your Obama t-shirt while greeting Republican delegates at the airport, providing information at hotels, or staffing a booth.
The convention needs 10,000 volunteers, but so far they are 4,000 short. They are going so far to offer prizes for people who sign up the most volunteers. Note that the Democratic convention has the opposite problem — they have too many volunteers signed up (25,000) so they are limiting each volunteer to only 4 hours of work.